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How to Write a Coffee Shop Business Plan

How to Write a Coffee Shop Business Plan

In the first part of this series, we explored the 'why' behind your coffee shop dream. Now, it's time to turn that dream into a tangible and well-defined plan. A well-crafted business plan is your roadmap. It's a document that demonstrates your preparedness to potential investors, helps refine your vision, and serves as a valuable guide as your coffee shop takes shape. While it may seem daunting, let's break down those key sections step-by-step and create a plan that reflects both your passion and a clear-headed strategy.
Same Great Coffees, Brand New Look!

Same Great Coffees, Brand New Look!

Beginning on 09/19/2023 you’ll notice some updates to our longstanding label design. It’s our goal that these refinements bring you the same inform...
Brewing Success: How Specialty Coffee Fundraising Transforms Organizations

Brewing Success: How Specialty Coffee Fundraising Transforms Organizations

Specialty coffee isn't just a beverage; it's a movement. From single-origin beans to expertly balanced blends, the coffee landscape has undergone an exhilarating evolution. What does this mean for fundraisers? It's an invitation to offer your supporters more than a product—it's a chance to deliver an experience. Specialty coffee fundraising infuses energy into the process, enticing supporters to actively engage.
Have you tried Trenton’s best local coffee shop?

Have you tried Trenton’s best local coffee shop?

State Street Coffee Have you tried Trenton’s best local coffee shop?  We sat down with Diane, owner of State Street Coffee, to find out why this...
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YIELD Coffee Cupping Guidelines

Coffee cupping is the method used to evaluate coffees all around the world. By tasting (cupping) coffees from various origins and processing methods, you'll enhance your tasting abilities and begin to establish a vocabulary that will allow you to more precisely explain what you're experiencing. 

Cupping is an evaluative tool. It's a method of focusing on the many aspects of a coffee and analyzing what each coffee has to offer. Developing a palate is an important part of the coffee tasting process.